PM Anthony Albanese's Labor government is seeking a referendum, required to alter the constitution, on recognising Indigenous people in the constitution and requiring consultation with them on decisions that affect their lives.
Human Rights Tribunal, whose landmark decisions on discrimination against First Nations children set stage for a historic agreement, throws the deal into limbo, saying the agreement does not fully satisfy its orders.
In the Amazon rainforest, the lives of Indigenous people are increasingly under threat from ranchers who want to clear the land for agricultural use. One man died silently, his death unnoticed for weeks. With his death, an entire tribe vanished.
Agreement seeks to improve outcomes for Indigenous peoples and enhance ties between native people in the two countries.
Wrapping up his Canadian visit, Francis said he repeatedly condemned the system that severed family ties and attempted to impose new cultural beliefs as “catastrophic” to generations of Indigenous peoples.
President Lasso suggests that the protesters are seeking to overthrow him from power as he proposed some concessions.
The "responsibility of the state" had been proven in "crimes against humanity" that had taken place in the context of an "Indigenous genocide," says Argentinian court.
Mining on Yanomami reservation in the Amazon rainforest increased by 46 percent in 2021, the biggest annual increase since monitoring began in 2018, a new study shows.
It is inappropriate to honour Jair Bolsonaro with Medal of Indigenous Merit given the president's anti-environment policies and push to allow mining and oil exploration on Indigenous reservations, tribal leaders and activists say.
Gender-based discrimination has not been fully addressed and "continues to affect tens of thousands of descendants of Indigenous women today," says UN committee on women's rights.
Part of compensation includes around $15 billion for potentially hundreds of thousands of First Nations children who were removed from their families, who did not get services or who experienced delays in receiving services.
The massacre, one of many targeting Mayan communities during the civil war, occurred on May 21, 1988, in the remote Chiul indigenous community.
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